Briefing: U.S. Sanctions on Afghanistan’s Central Bank

A panel of human rights experts and advocates participated in a briefing call regarding the Afghanistan’s Central Bank (DAB) assets that remain frozen in New York due to an Executive Order by President Biden. Half of the $7 billion has been apportioned for the benefit of the Afghan people but has not been released; and the other half is being held in trust as a potential compensation fund for the ongoing 9/11 families lawsuit. Continuing restrictions on the Afghan Central Bank’s access to this and other assets is affecting the entire economy and further impoverishing the Afghan people.

Presented by the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and Unfreeze Afghanistan.